LAUREL – Those opposed to the new natural gas generating plant near Laurel, rallied in Billings on Wednesday.

The Northern Plains Resource Council (NPRC) held a demonstration on the courthouse lawn after a zoning hearing in Yellowstone County District Court.

The plaintiffs have asked the court to determine if Yellowstone County or the city of Laurel has jurisdiction over the zoning of the land where Northwestern is constructing a power plant.

Those at the rally say that it all gets down to the public’s right to participate.